Apple has shifted default provider of its web searches for Siri on iOS and Spotlight on the Mac to Google from Bing. Thus, if you ask Siri to search something on the internet, you will get Google results instead of Bing now. Apple’s browser Safari already uses Google search as the default provider for a decade now.
“Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari,” Apple said. “We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible,” it added.
The search results include ‘web links’ along with video results. However, web image results from Siri will still come from Bing for now.
In the meantime, a Microsoft spokesperson said, the company values the association with Apple. It said it looks forward to endure partnership with iPhone maker in several ways, including on Bing Image Search in Siri, to provide the best experience.
“Bing has grown every year since its launch, now powering over a third of all the PC search volume in the US, and continues to grow worldwide. It also powers the search experiences of many other partners, including Yahoo (Verizon), AOL and Amazon, as well as the multi-lingual abilities of Twitter,” the spokesperson said.
The company was confident that Bing would be at the forefront of providing a more intelligent search experience, it said.